Alberta Business Awards

Newcomer Entrepreneur Award of Distinction


The Newcomer Entrepreneur Award of Distinction recognizes the business success of individuals who were born outside of Canada and now call Alberta home. This award honours the work and efforts of newcomer entrepreneurs who have overcome unique challenges to build successful organizations in Alberta and make meaningful contributions to the Alberta economy.

If you would like to nominate a business or organization, please proceed to the nomination page.

Specific Eligibility Requirements


In addition to the General Eligibility, applicants must meet the following specific requirements.

  • Be a newcomer to Canada within the last 10 years
  • Have operated in Alberta for a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 5 fiscal years
  • The business must demonstrate financial viability and sound potential for growth
  • Individual has achieved success despite the challenges and barriers of being a newcomer to Canada/Alberta
  • The nominee must also be living in Alberta for majority of the time within the past 5 years.

General Eligibility Requirements


To be a valid entry in the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction, your business must:

  • Be operating in Alberta and continue to do so at the time of the awards presentation
  • Employ Albertans to produce goods and/or provide services
  • The business must demonstrate financial viability and sound potential for growth
  • Not have won in the same category in the past three years
  • Not have anyone in your management, on your board, or in your employ serving on the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction judging committee for this category
  • If you are a non-for-profit organization, no more than 30% of annual revenue can be directly funded by Government envelopes. This does not apply to regular procurement


Award applicants are not required to be a member of an Alberta Chamber of Commerce.



Entry Deadline


To be eligible, your submission must be received by the Alberta Chambers of Commerce office no later than February 28, 2020. Due to the number of entries received, entry packages cannot be returned. If unable to submit your application electronically, please submit a printed copy of this form and all other documents to the following:

2020 Alberta Business Awards of Distinction
c/o Alberta Chambers of Commerce
1808 – 10025 – 102A Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2Z2


To begin your application process, please provide concise details for each requirement as it relates to your organization in the space provided. All fields are required.

(Unless otherwise stated, the character limit for each response box is 3500 characters.)

If you have extra material (Marketing plans/images) that does not fit into the space provided within the form, and you would like the judges to consider, please email, mail, courier or fax it to:

Jillian McGuire

Alberta Chambers of Commerce
1808, 10025 – 102 A Ave
Edmonton, AB T5J 2Z2

Fax: 780-429-1061

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